Leon Prozesky

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Pathogen DNA was isolated from roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus), sable antelope (Hippotragus niger), greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), and common gray duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia) in South Africa whose deaths were attributed to either theileriosis or cytauxzoonosis. We developed Theileria species-specific probes used in combination with reverse(More)
An automated indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA) for the serological diagnosis of bovine brucellosis was developed and validated in-house. A total of 4,803 cattle sera from South Africa (n = 3,643), Canada (n = 652), Germany (n = 240), France (n = 73) and the USA (n = 195) was used. The South African panel of sera represented 834 sera known(More)
  • Leon Prozesky
  • The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
  • 1987
The pathological changes in cattle, sheep, goats, mice and various game species infected with Cowdria ruminantium are summarized. Macroscopical lesions in most animals include effusion of body cavities, oedema of the lungs and lymph nodes and splenomegaly. Apart from the presence of heartwater organisms in most organs the histopathological lesions are not(More)
Six bufadienolides were isolated from Tylecodon grandiflorus ( Burm .f.) Toelken . The paretic syndrome, krimpsiekte , could be induced in sheep either by repeated oral administration of small quantities of plant material or the intravenous injection of small quantities of certain bufadienolides . A mild to moderate, acute to subacute, multifocal(More)
Here we describe the in vitro isolation, propagation, and characterization of a Theileria species from roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus). Cultures were initiated using parts of a prescapular lymph node of an infected roan antelope. After 16 days of culture propagation, the first subculture was carried out; thereafter, subcultures were carried out twice a(More)
Microscopic lesions in cattle infected with the virus of the Neethling form of lumpy skin disease comprised a granulomatous reaction in the dermis and hypodermis which extended to the surrounding tissue. During the early stages of the lesions a vasculitis and lymphangitis with concomitant thrombosis and infarction resulted in necrosis and oedema. A hallmark(More)
Diplodiosis, a neuromycotoxicosis, principally of cattle, which is characterized by ataxia, paresis and paralysis, was induced in 13 cattle, 16 sheep and 3 goats, by dosing them with Diplodia maydis [= D. zeae (Schw.) Lév.] cultured on sterilized maize seeds. The results of these experiments confirmed the findings of earlier workers that diplodiosis is a(More)
Gousiekte was induced in sheep and goats by the oral and intravenous (i/v) administration of methanolic and ethanolic precipitates of aqueous extracts of Pavetta harborii. Further purification of the toxic principle was carried out by dialysis and ion-exchange chromatography. The toxin was eluted from the cation-exchange resin with 1 mol/l of ammonium(More)
This report contains an account of the gross and histopathological lesions of 20 cattle and four sheep in 15 field outbreaks of poultry litter toxicity, one steer fed ad lib. and six sheep dosed with toxic poultry litter, and ten sheep fed experimental rations containing c 2,5 ppm and 5 ppm maduramicin. The principle macroscopic lesions in most cattle that(More)
Three toxic bufadienolides , one characterized as hellibrigenin 3-acetate, have been isolated from Kalanchoe lanceolata Forsk. Typical signs of cardiac glycoside poisoning, involving the gastro-intestinal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems, could be induced by drenching the milled plant to sheep. Such signs could also be induced by dosing the(More)